Today I bring you another family-friendly alternative to the usual horror movies I review in October. Let’s see how the second installment of the Halloweentown series fares in comparison!
The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):
Witches are on the warpath in this sequel to the original hit movie about Marnie, a girl who learns on her 13th birthday that she comes from a family of witches. Debbie Reynolds again stars as Marnie’s grandmother Aggie, as the family returns to its native Halloweentown to find that all the magic seems to have gone. It seems that Aggie’s spell book has been stolen by an angry warlock, who’s going to turn every human into whatever creature’s costume they are wearing at midnight on Halloween.
Okay, I think I like the story for this one better than for the first, or at least the idea. I can’t help but wonder whether every character is supposed to be this daft.
Most of the problems could have been prevented if somebody had paid a little attention and had connected the dots, but apparently, nobody here notices even the most obvious signs.
There were a great many problems here in the logic department. I wish that just because it’s a movie aimed at kids people wouldn’t just, you know, not put an effort in on that front. Honestly, kids aren’t given enough credit for what they pick up on, so I wish they’s had been just a bit smarter about this story.
Although I did roll my eyes at Marnie a few times, she isn’t as insufferable as she was in the first movie. However, my favorite is probably her little sister. That girl has everything figured out.
If you enjoyed movie #1 you’ll probably love #2 as well. It’s a decent flick for kids, but as an adult, it felt like an insult to my intelligence. Just too many things that don’t make sense – even if it’s a film aimed primarily at kids, they could have done better!
Did you watch this film? Let me know in the comments!